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Shadow of the Colossus movie writer asks fans to give him a chance

Thursday, 9th April 2009 20:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Justin Marks, the writer for the movie adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus, has asked fans of the game to give his film a chance, Risky Biz reports.

“I think many of the games haven’t worked as movies because it’s hard to find the right game. There are very few that lend themselves to movies,” said Marks.

“If we started thinking that anything that worked in one medium shouldn’t be adapted for another we wouldn’t have a lot of the great movies we’ve had, because so many of them came from novels.”

He added that’s he’s at an advantage with this adaptation because the main character is unhindered by extra plot-lines or characters.

“What’s nice about this game is that it’s so sparse, so you can start building right away.

“This is a game that catches you unaware — it catches you on an emotional and experiential level, not just for the puzzles you solve,” he added.

“With a lot of games you’re caught trying to please the fans and the mainstream audience. What’s so nice about this game is that it’s all seen through such an adult lens, so that what pleases the fans also pleases a wider audience.”

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  1. theevilaires

    fuck no he’ll ruin the games image.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    No, its not because “it’s hard to find the right game” its because movie writters take the stupidest most ridiculous liberties with the games plots and characters, they dont do this for book adaptions (most of the time) so dont do it with games bunch idiots.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. dirigiblebill

    “What’s nice about this game is that it’s so sparse, so you can start building right away.”

    Build on or build over?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. deanimate

    it could be an absolutely cracking film. but it would take a visionary to do it. just can’t see it happening.
    hollywood it up, special FX, SHIT love story and done.

    still, perhaps if i keep slagging off the films chances i may be able to watch it once and think its great. until 2 minutes later when i realise i’ve been duped.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. bytemap

    Uhh…no sorry buddy, you did Legend of Chun-Li. I don’t think so. Get some more work under your belt before you take on something that has been held as a gem to all us gamers.

    It’s why Peter Jackson is heralded for doing Halo, he has WORK to prove it. The only shot I say is maybe let us see the script after your done, other than that, stay away from it. I’ll take from what Gekidami said…they just go overboard and forget the context and story to the game. Stick to that and don’t add anything that isn’t necessary.

    If not, we will petition to get you away from that script. Fans do have a voice, and you don’t want to anger us :D But what I read from the link, I like the fact your standing up to those cliches. Sounds promising, but has to be dealt wisely like you said.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Legend of Chun-Li is living proof of just how much this man can fuck up a games plot.

    #6 5 years ago